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3:58 AM ET, February 10, 2007

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Associated Press:
EMI in talks to sell unprotected MP3s  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Music company EMI Group PLC — home of The Rolling Stones and Coldplay — has been talking with online retailers about possibly selling its entire digital music catalog in MP3 format without copy protection, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday …
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Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
EMI May Sell Recordings Online With No Anti-Copying Software
Discussion: The Tech Report, Gizmodo and Gadgetell
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
EMI reportedly contemplating DRM-free music
Discussion: Podcasting News and TechSpot News
Forbes:
Will EMI Set Its Music Free?
Jimmy Guterman / PaidContent:
EMI In Talks To Sell Music Online Sans DRM; Potential Deal Could Change Industry
Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
Zune Phone Confirmed!  Launch Scenario!  4G WiMax Action!  Rumors Off the WTF-o-Meter  —  We don't wanna say we told you so, but, ya know, we did.  On Monday, Microsoft filed a mystery application with the FCC for an enigmatic wireless device that could be used to talk over the Internet.
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John Letzing / MarketWatch:
Microsoft to submit wireless device for FCC testing  —  Prototype could be Zune's answer to rival iPod phone  —  SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - A filing that Microsoft Corp. submitted Monday to the Federal Communications Commission suggests the technology giant will likely add phone service …
Discussion: Engadget, Podcasting News and Gizmodo
ap.org:
AP and NowPublic.com announce a collaboration  —  NEW YORK — The Associated Press and NowPublic.com announced Friday that they have agreed to an innovative initiative designed to bring citizen content into AP newsgathering, and to explore ways to involve NowPublic's on-the-ground network …
Discussion: MediaShift and 901am
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Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
AP, NowPublic Will Collaborate On News Coverage
Think Secret:
Mac OS X 10.5, iLife '07, iWork '07 as early as March  —  Development of Mac OS X 10.5 is wrapping up faster than many at Apple even anticipated, and at present, a release can be expected as early as late March, sources say.  —  Alongside the release of Version 10.5, code-named Leopard …
Discussion: Infinite Loop, Webomatica and digg
ongoing:
Music and DRM  —  While I was tied up, Mr. Jobs stirred the intellectual-property business pot.  Even after three days of discussion, there are things worth saying.  —  First, while I don't at all hate to say "I told you so", I'll contain my glee to the extent of not inserting links to the places where I did.
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Microsoft: Vista follow-up likely in 2009  —  VP of development hints at possible features, code name for Microsoft's next client OS  —  With Vista just out the door, Microsoft is now drawing up plans to deliver its follow-up client operating system by the end of 2009 …
Discussion: The Tech Report and Neowin.net
Paul Kapustka / GigaOM:
Google: Web is OK for TV (despite what you may have read)  —  Does Google really think the Internet, as well as its own infrastructure, isn't up to the task of delivering Web TV?  That's the impression you might have been left with had you read any permutations of a Reuters story out of Amsterdam …
Rafat Ali / PaidContent:
dMarc Founders No Longer At Google  —  You're reading it here first ... Chad and Ryan Steelberg, two of the founders of radio ad firm dMarc that Google bought last year, have left the company, paidContent.org has learned, and Google PR has officially confirmed.  Chad was CEO and Ryan was president.
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Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Yahoo Taps Its Inner Startup  —  The yet-to-be-announced Brickhouse is designed to help the Internet giant keep up with cutting-edge startups and archrival Google  —  In Silicon Valley, being the big guy on campus isn't always a bonus.  Yahoo! has learned this the hard way.
Nick / Rough Type:
The future of computing demand  —  Sun Microsystems has posted videos of its Analyst Day presentations from earlier this week.  Following a tip from CEO Jonathan Schwartz, I watched CTO Greg Papadopoulos's presentation on the future of computing demand (pdf of slides).  It's well worth a look.
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
A Taxonomy of Social Networks?  —  Earlier this week, Om called social networks a feature.  It's a good point, though, one that seems all too obvious to someone like me who's covered way too many social networks and often ends up bored before making it through yet another registration form.
Jemima Kiss / Guardian Unlimited:
More WeMedia Miami  —  11:23 Craig Newmark says the technology is just a means to a democratic end, and that the newspaper may have just been a precursor to the internet.  —  Scroll down for updates  —  08:00 Craig Craigslist Newmark is one of the big draws today, though Craig very modestly wouldn't agree with that.
Discussion: Bloggers Blog
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Your search for "How do we build a Google killer?" returned 0 results  —  Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center is hallowed ground around here, birthplace of such now-ubiquitous technologies as laser printing, Ethernet and the model for the modern PC graphical user interface.
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's …
Zee Linden / Official Linden Blog:
State of the Virtual World - Key Metrics, January 2007  —  In December I posted a number of key metrics for the first time.  As part of our effort to drive toward complete transparency and openness, Logan Linden and I have upgraded some of our internal systems to create the Excel Workbook posted here.
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Feds defend oversight of e-voting testing  —  WASHINGTON—Federal election officials on Thursday defended their procedures for evaluating laboratories that test e-voting machines, which have attracted allegations of secrecy and slipshod management.  —  At the U.S. Election Assistance Commission's …
Discussion: Techdirt
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Viacom moves on without YouTube  —  NEW YORK—Viacom may not miss YouTube as much as some people think.  —  Viacom representatives have been quietly telling industry insiders this week that they plan to aggressively promote their revamped ComedyCentral.com Web site.
Discussion: Techdirt, Valleywag and Kevin Maney
 
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Kevin Kelly / Joystiq:
Today's Mario-est video: World of Warcraft Super Mario Theme
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Microsoft Clippy, RIP: 1997 - 2007
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
CE-Oh no he didn't!  Part XXIV - Jack Tretton wants to give you $1,200
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Consumerist:
Warrant Issued For Verizon's Arrest
Discussion: Gizmodo, Techdirt, CrunchGear and digg
Sue Polinsky / Download Squad:
Why do you care about RSS?  —  My company builds Web sites …
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
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Mike / Techdirt:
Latest Research Shows No Noticeable Impact On CD Sales From Downloads
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RU Sirius / 10 Zen Monkeys:
When Cory Doctorow Ruled the World
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Mike / Techdirt:
Gary Shapiro Slams Warner Bros. Chair On His Congressional Remarks
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The Jeff Pulver Blog:
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Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
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